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Student Housing

Make the most of this adventure.

Student housing comes with its perks—like a furnished apartment and easy access to campus events—but there are a few more details you need to know. Here, you’ll find the information you need about roommates, guests, payments, and more.

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apartment details

Your new home.

Though student housing apartments are furnished, you will need to bring all the extras, such as linens, cooking supplies, and toiletries. You’ll find a complete list of suggested items in your room-assignment packet.

Each bedroom includes a dresser, an
extra-long full-size bed (most students use queen-size sheets), a desk, a desk chair, and a nightstand. The living room includes an entertainment center, a coffee table, and an end table.


Sharing your space.

You can match with and choose a roommate using the student housing portal. During the application process, we gather information to suggest best matches for all residents. Within the portal, you can also search for a roommate by name (so you and your BFF can live together) or by lifestyle questions (so if you’re a night owl you won’t clash with a morning bird). Once matches are selected, you will be provided with contact information for your new roommate, or you can send them a message within the housing portal.

Within the first 10 days of moving in together, you’ll need to submit a roommate agreement. If problems should arise, we have a well-established mediation process for roommates that is 90 percent effective in resolving conflict. Through peer-to-peer resolution methods, mediation can assist with moving forward and making living situations successful.

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Living Learning Communities

Live with like-minded students.

Support from the Herd shows up in many ways in (and out of) the classroom. So why not take advantage of living with (and near) that support? With these communities, you can always have your fellow Dons by your side.

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

  • LEAD mentoring program
  • Professional speakers
  • Networking opportunities

Visual and Performing Arts

  • For art, design, music, and theatre students

This community is made for students who prefer an inclusive option because of gender identity and/or gender expression. We offer a 4-bed, 2-bath layout or a 2-bed, 2-bath standard layout as options for gender-inclusive housing.

We match roommates of any gender with the intent of fostering a climate of positivity, respect, and inclusiveness. All residents assigned to inclusive housing must respect and understand gender identity and gender expression.


Visitors in your shared space.

You may have guests if you have written permission from your roommates. Guests may not stay longer than 72 hours. All guests must be registered at the Cole Commons front desk before 8 p.m. each night and have a guest parking permit if necessary. Any guest not registered by 1 a.m. must leave student housing. Residents are responsible for their guests at all times and must escort them at all times. At no time shall a guest be left unattended. Students found in violation of the guest policy will face disciplinary actions, including fines up to $100. Roommates in violation of the guest policy may also face disciplinary actions and fines.

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Mail and packages

What’s my address?

4010 West Housing Drive 
Building, Room Number, and Bed Space
(example: A 202 C) 
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46815

3310 Academic Place
Building, Room Number, and Bed Space (example: 3341, 202, C)
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46835

6225 St Joe Road
Room Number and Bed Space (example: 202 C)
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46835

4111 Paul Shaffer Drive
Room Number (example: 215)
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825

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Installments are always due the Friday before classes begin and must be made on time. You can pay online, and even set up automatic payments with your bank. For payment plan information, contact the Office of the Bursar at [email protected] or 260-481-6824.

Please be sure to check with the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected] or 260-481-6820 and communicate any discrepancies with the student housing bookkeeping office.